Category Archives: Investing

Investment Fees Matter… More Than You Think

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada Canadians have a reputation for being polite. Maybe that’s why for years we’ve put up with investment fees that were confusing, often hidden, and higher than necessary. But polite doesn’t necessarily … Continue reading

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How Your Approach to Investing Should Evolve as You Age – Part Two

By Karin Mizgala, CEO and Co-founder, Money Coaches Canada In part one of this post, I wrote about financial and investment considerations for those in their 20s. If you read that article, you may remember that I mentioned time as being one … Continue reading

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How Your Approach to Investing Should Evolve as You Age – Part One

by Karin Mizgala, CEO and Co-founder, Money Coaches Canada Life is busy, but most of us make time for tasks, big and small, that we consider essential: an annual medical check-up, one or two dental cleanings, oil changes for the … Continue reading

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Financial Advice, Fees and Your Future

Canada frequently ranks high on lists of the best countries to live, but when it comes to fees for financial products, we rank among the worst in the developed world. While the securities regulators are taking a hard look at … Continue reading

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Women, Money and Power: How Times are Changing for the Better

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada On March 8th, we celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day recognizing the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. But IWD is about more than one day; the theme … Continue reading

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RRSP vs RESP: How to Make the Right Choice?

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada From the moment our children are born we want the best for their future. Success is never guaranteed, but we hope to be able to offer them opportunities. And what better … Continue reading

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Exchange Traded Funds: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada Most Canadians are very familiar with mutual funds. In simple terms, a mutual fund is made up of a collection of individual stocks, bonds or other securities carefully chosen by a fund … Continue reading

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A Financial Plan is a Roadmap

In today’s hectic world, most people have neither the time nor the expertise necessary to navigate the financial complexities of modern life. They need help making sense of it all, and would benefit from a comprehensive, thoughtful approach to money … Continue reading

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Give The Gift of Financial Independence this Holiday Season

By Noel D’Souza, P.Eng, CFP® The holidays are a time of giving, but many Canadians are tired of spending money on “stuff” that is soon forgotten by kids and adults alike. As a result, there is growing interest in gifts that … Continue reading

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I’m Fed Up with Paying High Fees; Should I Manage My Own Portfolio?

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO It’s been over a year since the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) implemented phase 2 of the Client Relationship Model, known as CRM2. If you have investments, you will have received two reports in 2017; the … Continue reading

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